2022 ATG Festival Orchestra – A Flash from the Past
This was a very special orchestra! Festival orchestras or other such groups with members of many different ages, musical abilities and backgrounds who come together just to play in a group often are not very dependable. The repertoire is sometimes too difficult for them or they haven’t made an effort to learn their assigned parts. This year’s group was indeed different!
I loved them the minute we played our first 8 measures together! They actually made some big musical dynamics sound big and also made an effort to play softer when appropriate. But what I really loved about them is the fact that everyone in the group seemed to be excited about being there and playing some really wonderful repertoire together with both strangers and friends.